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First build Home/Office advise

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January 4, 2012 10:45:50 PM

Approximate Purchase Date:This week
Budget Range:@400-500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web browsing, email, running excel spreadsheets, skype videoconferencing

Parts Not Required:mouse, keyboard, speakers; will use existing monitor for now

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Would like to base on I3 CPU, midtower

Overclocking:no

SLI or Crossfire: no
Monitor Resolution: ???
Additional Comments: This is first homebuild for wife, #1 priority is reliability!!!! No gaming will be involved, I'm just tired of her whining about het old, run down Dell. Have chosen some components from newegg, looking to save as much $$$ as possible. Feedback, advise, criticism welcome. Looking for help with Mobo choice...not into a bunch of bios stuff, just want to be able to build a reliable unit for her that may have a little bit of "future-proof" in it.
Thanks for all the info I've gained from reading here...I'm about to go blind reading reviews of components and builds
Thanks again
Dave



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a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2012 11:07:03 PM

For an extra 20 get the Intel Core i3-2130 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz cpu. You'll be glad you did.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 5, 2012 2:22:13 AM

yes, that cpu. As for the MB, you chose a good economical model.
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